A Spacious Place

A Spacious Place

You, Heavenly Father, are the God of provision, flooding our lives with  your gracious goodness, your kindness, wisdom, insight, strength and grace. Truly, our cup overflows, you have brought us into a spacious place, your have rescued us because you delight in us. What goodness you have poured out on us:

–the great and glorious privilege of being your child, the sons and daughters of the Most High King;

–the grace of ever more intimately knowing and living with you, the Great and Glorious God;

–the vision-shifting truth that whatever comes into our lives (painful or pleasant, wanted or feared) is part of your plan to work good, to give opportunity for us to fulfill the purpose of our lives (giving you glory) and to give us significant parts in moving history to its conclusion;

–the powerful possibility to rewrite every hurt from your point of view and to forgive the offender as you have forgiven us;

–the wonder of your love lavished on us in undeserved richness, of marvelous breadth and length and depth;

–the joy of belonging, of having worth, of being competent in you;

–the security of knowing where we are going through physical death;

–the anticipated joy of spending eternity with you.

With these shining, beautiful, powerful truths I can enter this day at your side, joining you in the adventure you have for me, the work you have for me to do in partnership with you. There may be disappointments, hurts, troubles and difficulties, but each one is a fine tool you will use to shape me more into the image of Christ. And each one will be opportunity to be weak in myself but strong in you, to praise, to rise on wings of eagles, to see things from on high and to give you glory. What a life, what a joy, what a God you are!

May you be glorified in my life today by the working of your Spirit and Word on my will to bring me to quick, eager, loving obedience in each situation.